When I first started working at the District Coffee Shop, my boss told me “Coffee is a universal language. You can go anywhere in the world and find coffee and the culture that surrounds it.”
I never for a moment doubted that statement. Coffee is something so personal to me, something that is more than just a warm cup, but rather an experience. It’s emotional and physical, something I crave whether or not it’s the caffeine driving it.
My friends at home were jealous when I told them I was moving to Seattle. I saw their barista faces longing for the opportunity to be surrounded by so much good coffee. I refrained from telling them just how many Starbucks there were in the city and shared in their excitement; I look forward to experiencing the coffee vibe of this city for myself.
Today when I woke up I knew that…
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